Chest Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters Panel. (2014). Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: Chest Consensus Statement. Chest Journal. 146(4), Supplement:p1S-41S, e1S-e177s.
This supplement to Chest Journal includes several articles composing a consensus statement of the American College of Chest Physicians on the care of the critically ill and injured during pandemics and disasters. Individual articles focus on the following: Introduction and Executive Summary; Methodology; Surge Capacity Principles; Surge Capacity Logistics; Evacuation of the ICU; Triage; Special Populations; System-Level Planning, Coordination, and Communication; Business and Continuity of Operations; Engagement and Education; Legal Preparedness; Ethical Considerations; and Infrastructure and Capacity Building and Response, Recovery, and Research in Resource-Poor Settings.